Media coverage of structured settlement industry continues

National media coverage of the practices of the structured settlement factoring industry has continued, with MSNBC airing a lengthy segment by reporter Melissa Harris-Perry on August 30, 2015.  The segment included a discussion with reporter Terrence McCoy of The Washington Post, Judith Browne Dianis, noted civil rights attorney and Co-Director of the Advancement Project, E.J. Dionne, political commentator with The Washington Post, and William Jawando, Democratic candidate for election to Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. The exploitation of structured settlement recipients by the factoring industry has gone unchecked for years with the structured settlement protection acts doing little to protect the settlement recipients. Tougher legislation and redress for those who have been victimized is in order.